Maritime Life Around Nobska
Woods Hole is the most popular route for maritime traffic crossing between Vineyard Sound and Buzzards Bay and from Woods Hole Harbor to harbors on Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands and the mainland.
The laboratory ships of the scientific institutions headquartered in Woods Hole come and go to points around the globe, the Steamship Authority's ferries pass by regularly. In season, pleasure boats of all sizes and kinds round the point.
At Nobska Light you can watch the busy boat traffic in and out of Woods Hole harbor. When the restoration of the light keeper's house is done you will be able to learn about the boats and ships you can see passing the lighthouse.